The Village of Machesney Park continues to monitor river levels and advises residents living along the Rock River in low lying areas to prepare for flooding. The Rock River in Machesney Park is now expected to crest at 12.5 feet on Wednesday (07/26/17 at 1:00 p.m.) due to recent and forecasted rains.

Flood stage of the river at the Latham gauge on Ralston Road is 9.99 feet as of 10:00 a.m. on July 22, 2017.  At the 11 foot flood stage, water may enter the interior of homes and begin to fill in around houses along the river in the areas of Shore Drive and Ventura Blvd.  Residents in homes susceptible to early flooding are encouraged to make plans for loss of vehicular access, utility service and possible evacuation of your home if necessary.

Sandbagging operations are available at the southwest corner of the mall located at 8702 N 2nd Street.  Residents are urged to monitor river levels through the National Weather Service’s website at  and take appropriate actions as needed.

For more information, contact the Village of Machesney Park at 815-877-5432.

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